Foul Play Suspected In Death Of K-9 Officer Kane

Jul 12, 2018

Kane and his handler Deputy Aaron Poynter.
Credit Bowling Green Daily News

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial ceremony Thursday for a member of its team that died under suspicious circumstances.

The only K-9 with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office was found unresponsive in his outdoor kennel at the home of his handler in late April. The dog named Kane was rushed to the vet but couldn’t be saved.

Sgt. Curtis Hargett  is a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

"A necropsy was done immediately and evidence was sent to numerous labs for testing. As time went on we have determined now that the cause of death was foul play.”

Hargett said the department will concentrate on the investigation into Kane’s death before beginning the process of getting another K-9.

He said the cost of the dog and the 8-to-12 weeks of training is about $13,000.